I am trying the following and it looks like it may be working, but I am not certain what the end product would be.
Basic electrolysis setup: two cups distilled water, with 3 g of copper wire on anode, and large graphite cathode, connected to 9 V, 1.5 A power supply.
I then added the following to the water:
- 45 g of pure aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).
- 30 g of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
It has been running now for about three hours, the solution is a bright sky blue, the copper wire is about 40% dissolved. I do not know chemistry but assume that I am making several reactions form in this solution: copper carbonate, copper hydroxide, and sodium salicylate. I am not clear if the electrolysis process of these will produce a final product where all of the available copper has bonded to all the salicylate.
I would greatly appreciate an answer on what it is you think the end solution will be once the copper has fully dissolved.